Shane

Shane: Summary: Chapter 12

Chapter 12Joe and Shane attend Wright’s funeral in town. When they come home they report to Marian about it. The townspeople seem to be coalescing around the homesteaders, and support for Fletcher is diminishing. Joe’s stock is also rising in the community. He gave a well-received speech at the funeral.Fletcher rides up to the Starrett …

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Shane: Summary: Chapter 10

Chapter 10Shane has been beaten bloody in the fight. Mr. Weir, a townsman, goes to help him, but Shane refuses to be helped. He stands upright and goes over to the Starrett family. He allows Joe to pick him up. Joe offers to pay for the damage to the saloon, but Sam Grafton says he …

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Shane: Summary: Chapter 9

Chapter 9A period of peace ensues. Fletcher’s men stop hassling the homesteaders. However, danger is still in the air, and Joe takes to wearing his gun at all times.One day the family is in the general store. Joe and Marian get called away to discuss Bob’s progress (or lack of it) at school, with Jane …

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Shane: Summary: Chapter 8

Chapter 8Shane is no longer serene. He has become restless, seemingly with a need to justify himself. He explains to Bob why he had to beat Chris up. He had given him a chance, but a man also has to think about self-respect. He couldn’t allow Chris to disrespect him a second time.Bob overhears a …

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Shane: Summary: Chapter 7

Chapter 7Chris spreads the word in town that Shane backed down from a fight, which gives Fletcher and advantage. His men start to ride by the homesteaders’ land and insult them. The homesteaders are upset, and Henry Shipstead and Ernie Wright argue with Joe in the kitchen of the Starrett home. They are losing confidence …

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Shane: Summary: Chapter 6

Chapter 6It is now autumn. Fletcher has returned with a new beef contract and says he needs the whole range. He wants to push the seven homesteaders off their property. He says he will pay a fair price, but the homesteaders are in no mood to go. They have a right to be where they …

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Shane: Summary: Chapter 5

Chapter 5A few weeks go by and Joe and Shane work harmoniously together. Joe has to go off for two day to herd some cattle, and when he returns he sees that Shane has doubled the size of the corral. When Shane notices that the six steers Joe has brought with him are running off …

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Shane: Summary: Chapter 4

Chapter 4At breakfast the next morning, Bob realizes that Shane will soon be gone, and he desperately wants him to stay. Joe starts talking to Shane about his farm, about how he is just a beginner but really wants to develop it. But there is too much work for one man. Shane agrees to stay …

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Shane: Summary: Chapter 3

Chapter 3The two men continue to attack the stump. Marian approaches them. She has adapted one of her hats to match the style Shane told her about. The men stop work to look at her. Shane confirms that she has the style right except that the brim should be wider. Joe compliments her in a …

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Shane: Summary: Chapter 2

Chapter 2At breakfast of flapjacks the next day, Shane reveals that his family was originally from Mississippi but settled in Arkansas. He left home when he was fifteen. A severe rainstorm is coming which will make a mess of the roads, so Joe persuades Shane to stay for another day. Marian asks Shane to tell …

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